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Viv Patient Expert

Austin, Texas
I am disabled with CFIDS/FMS. My mission to help people advocate for themselves and take control of their health challenges. My goal is to reach as many people as possible and share my own personal tips, tools, and pain management experience. I admire people that are able to deal with chronic... Full Bio
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Ongoing Tasks by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am back to using the following tools and exercises: 1. The heat therapy pad - I prefer heat to cool pads (use what works for you) 2. Resting during the day, ev ... Read on »
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I have not posted in a long time. I have been very busy with family and friends. The news for today is I know of a great Licensed Marriage and Family ... Read on »
Do you believe you can make a difference? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I start off my post with a question because I was so moved by watching the inauguration and listening to our new President’s speech. I believe everyo ... Read on »
Sunday (New Series) by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Times before were so different, it has all sunk in, I feel different in many ways. Every day is a better day, yet I long for the past and at the same time look forward to t ... Read on »
New Series by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Hello Everyone, I have decided to start a new series of thoughts and feelings on my site.  Please go check it out and PLEASE share your thoughts and feelings.  I will als ... Read on »
Swollen throat glands, chronic fatigue, sensitivity to light, sound, etc. by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Swollen throat glands and severe sore throats, Fatigue (sometimes chronic), fever, muscle pain, aching joints, headaches, night sweats, stomach aches, sensitized skin, e ... Read on »
Starting a "New Series" by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I thought I would start a small series of thoughts and perhaps moments in my life. Some comments will be random and hopefully gains your interest. Her ... Read on »
So how did your year start off? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I hope your year started off great. Personally, mine has been a bit depressing. My husband's breathing has not been good. I took him to the emergency ... Read on »
Happy Holidays by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Healthy Holiday! May you be healthy, stress-free, and remember it is not all about giving or receiving gifts. The gi ... Read on »
Ask a Health Maven- on Wellsphere by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! Wellsphere has come up with something new for everyone to take advantage of, so please read on. Recession Special: Free answers from doctors and expert p ... Read on »
Why I have not posted lately by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello My Friends, I cannot believe I have not posted for over a month! I am so sorry. I have been busy with my hubby in the hospital again, poor baby. He is now sche ... Read on »
My Experience with LIQUIDITY by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, The only reason I will add a link to my BLOG is because I have used or experienced useful information on the sites. This is my first link and the product ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have added "Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resource" to my site as a link. This site contains useful information such as: E-mail Bulletins on the subject ... Read on »
When I First Started to Write My Book... by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am a 48 year old Hispanic woman who once suffered a very high fever and extreme pain throughout my body. I was taken to emergency and the staff was able to reduce my feve ... Read on »
Good Health should be your number one priority. by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Folks, I am feeling much better and want to share my thoughts. Good health was never the first thing on my mind before I was stricken by all those odd symptoms. ... Read on »
What type of changes are necessary to feel better? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I have had to change several things in my life since I became chronically ill. I have mentioned the need to change my life style, diet and taking supple ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome by Viv Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What is Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome? Fibromyalgia is a long-term problem that causes pain in the muscles and soft tissues of your bod ... Read on »
CFIDS doesn't just impact the life of the people who have the illness. It affects everyone who... by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I know from my own experience that this illness affects your family, friends and lifestyle. You have to learn to PACE yourself. The main challenge I have found is acceptin ... Read on »
STRESS is NOT the cause of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) by Viv Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Parents suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are often made to feel as if it is all in their heads. Family, friends, co-workers, employers, and even health care providers ... Read on »
Yoga and Fibromyalgia by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yoga was introduced to me when I was on medical leave and in rehabilitation for my CFIDS/FMS. Anyone that practices Yoga, a sticky mat is a necessary tool for any yoga wo ... Read on »